Friday, August 17, 2012

0169. Germany - Amrum Lighthouse PostMark

The Amrum Lighthouse is pictured in the Diamond Square Postmark released by Deutsche Post to commemorate the Participation of the German Postal Philately at the Lighthouse Amrum  from 4 - 6 July 2012 in the Lighthouse Amrum grounds.

Amrum Lighthouse is a handsome and historic lighthouse, the first built by Germany on the North Frisian coastline.  For northbound ships, this is the first long-range light seen North of Helgoland.  The Lighthouse is built on a high dune North-West of the Harbour of Wittdum, the ferry terminal at the South end of the Island.  Amrum is a small, boomerang-shaped barrier island located South of Sylt; it's a popular tourist destination.  The Lighthouse is one of the Amrum Island's landmarks.

Established in 1875, the Amrum Lighthouse:
  • Tower is ROUND granite
  • Tower painted RED with two WHITE HORIZONTAL bands
  • Height is 41 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is a FLASH every 7.5 seconds

My sincere thanks to Wolfgang Beyer from Germany for sending me this German Post Mark of Amrum Lighthouse

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